Fri, 23 Apr 2021

NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 11,156,923 on Thursday as 17,407 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, according to the latest data from the federal health ministry.

According to the official data, the death toll mounted to 157,435 as 89 COVID-19 patients died since Wednesday morning. (India-COVID-19 Tally)

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany on Thursday received the first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine here at the Calmette Hospital.

Hun Sen thanked China for providing the Sinopharm vaccine and the COVAX Facility for offering the AstraZeneca vaccine. (Cambodia-Vaccine)

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SEOUL -- South Korea's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the fourth quarter of last year was revised up by 0.1 percentage point, central bank data showed Thursday.

Real GDP, adjusted for inflation, expanded 1.2 percent in the fourth quarter from the previous quarter, up from the preliminary figure of a 1.1 percent increase announced in late January, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK). (S. Korea-GDP-Growth)

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MANILA -- Philippine volcanologists on Thursday raised alert level 1 over Mount Pinatubo volcano, about 100 km northwest of Philippine capital Manila, due to "persistence of seismic activity."

"This means that there is low-level unrest that may be related to tectonic processes beneath the volcano," the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said in a statement. (Philippines-Volcano)

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